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The hotel is advertised as being the oldest and fanciest hotel in Hanoi. We splurged and booked a room for one night with a small child. When we arrived, we were told that we would not have a room in the original hotel but would be given a room in the new addition. We needed to pay an extra 60 dollars to stay in the original section. They should make this policy clear to potential guests. We also requested a rollaway bed and they stuck it in the very tight living room, which was about 5 ft wide. The staff at the pool restaurant got our orders wrong--forgot my sons drink, and brought my husband the wrong beer
Luxury rooms, pleasant bar and swimming pool, good fitness centre and spa, attentive staff, helpful staff
Feeling of french colonialism.
The stalfs are very helpfull and the room is really clean Lobby too small and is very noisy when there is lots of people in the lobby
it takes you back in time - luxurious. they charge $5 USD to use the internet and $1USD to photocopy a page - for a hotel of this standard these should be free.
The concept of two hotels in one was wonderful and it was a pleasure to see the ladies in their beautiful Ao Dai traditional dresses. Concierge services were very effecient and the hotel arranged all kinds of transport- rickshaw rides, taxis etc were easily arranged. On my last morning I stopped to eat breakfast at one of the restaurants and ordered pancakes ...and was quite taken aback to see both the poor quality and presentation of a basic breakfast item. The other thing i would like to point out is that a steward named Toh near the pool offered to arrange a car for us to a trip to the nearby villages- he said the hotel was Ok with him doing this service. The driver who drove us to the villages was constantly talking on the cell phone and driving single handedly which made us very uncomfortable. He also didnt know the roads. He was supposed to drop us to the airport the next morning and he didnt show up! I would recommend the hotel discourage their staff from offering such services.
The bed was very comfy The hotel never received my booking via booking.com and this caused me many problems. The staff helped and contacted yourselves but they had no record of my booking despite me having confirmation from your site. Also the shower continually leaked and this was an issue.
Fabulous hotel, I would say the best I have ever stayed in. And though it's expensive for Hanoi, you would pay an awful lot more for a hotel of this quality in another country
The hotel decor is attractive; even the new wing feels very traditional. The bed was very comfortable and the staff were very friendly.
Truely excellent colonial hotel. Service and facilities are superb.
The service was wonderful, our room (in the old wing) was very romantic and comfortable. Food was lovely and the hotel has an excellent location in the French Quarter. Hanoi is small and it's only a 10 minute walk to the Old Quarter as well. The only thing that was a very small disappointment was that they took our towels away for laundry even though they instruct us to hang them up (which we did) to save on washing for environmental reasons.
We stayed here for a night splurge to end our trip in Vietnam and it was well worth it. Not cheap (certainly by Vietnamese standards) but very, very comfortable. Everything you'd expect from a high-end hotel.
The hotel has a central location within walking distance of the shopping areas and major attractions. The pool area was nice and the breakfast buffet was the best we had during our trip to Vietnam. Our booking turned out not to include breakfast so when we checked in we had to upgrade to an executive room to get breakfast. It was nice though that the executive room included afternoon tea, snacks, free internet service etc.
Nice rooms, friendly staff End price about 25 percent higher than booking.com offered.
Room was great and the breakfast buffet was wonderful.
location is fantastic TV in the room is out of date
Location was good and only a short walk to various sights of interest.
Situated very central in walking distance to old town and to the lake. Very organised hotel with a beautiful garden with restaurant next to the opera. Good place to relax after sightseeing.
Rooms, comfort, serivce and location were all great.
Large, comfortable room Indifferent staff
Location. It's in the business centre and within walking distances to shops and sites. Service. Staff were more interested in their chitchatting and reading fashion magzines. It's not only myself have the bad experience, other people have said about the same.
Food was really good in all restaurants. Facilities are old
The comfort, relaxed ambience and the friendly helpful staff. The food was good too, and lots of choice for breakfast Liked the mixture of Vietnamese and Western style food. No.
The service was mediocre for a 5-star hotel. Almost all 3/4 star hotel that I've been in Asia would beat it hands down... Overpriced for Vietnam.
I loved the fitness centre and the spa centre. The breakfast was also good The bathroom was small and not very attractive
Bedroom en breakfest very good.
The hotel stuff are friendly but have some language problem. The rooms have to be fully renovatiaded.They are quite old and bath rooms are not good enough.
I stayed in a Suite, just fantastic Maybe the room service menu card could be more elaborate
Arrived late and was very tired. Was given a room they knew had non-functioning air conditioner.Vietnam in summer is not place to be without AC. They pretended they didn't know, but the room had evidence of being rejected by other guests. Finally got different room next day. Inexcusable behavior on part of hotel.
Room was very clean. My room does not have a bathtub. Breakfast was a little bit poor.
Great friendly service and location No bar access
Very polite staff
Shop. Visit crafts villages. Filled about 6Gig of memory cards with pictures Although friendly, the staff was somewhat unstrained.
Friendliest staff ever... They go way beyond their responsibilities to help... the room was next to the elevator and it is beeping constantly... it is not a complaint; i will know which room to book next time.
The staff at the front desk, concierge and at breakfast. It does not have a swimming pool. It would be wonderful if this place had a swimmin pool and a hot tub.
Luxurious feel Room felt a little humid/damp.
Great staff, clean rooms, very nice
room service staff and cleaning staff , the do every thing to make confortable spicaly afternoon bed arrange is good with flower i expected welcome fruit basket as usually most hotel at hanoi , the breakfast is very very bad even the staff no good service speacialy when they start arrange the tabel even before breakfast time is over , and they talk together shouting ( high voice mean ) even I take dinner once but open buffet is very very poor
i enjoyed the convenience of the hotel and it was a pleasant room to return to after a busy day in town. our room had very little natural light not a problem in the evening.
I like the internet and breakfast included in the price. The staff always very friendly in a natural way. A very comfortable hotel with a/c and a nice shower in the heart of the city. The daily complimentary fruits was also a nice touch.
The beds and the toilets were clean when we checked in. The rooms were clean and the room was spacious enough. A couple of points: 1) The lights in the room are not bright enough. 2) We asked for a double bed room, but then the hotel gave us one single bed each in the room and when asking them to change this, they told us that there are no more rooms available with king size bed.
Everything was fine, really nice terrace on top fl. (but the bar was closed). Friendly and helpful staff. Great location!
We stayed in a Junior room, which was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Definitely value for money! Location is absolutely great. After one night we wanted to extend our stay with one more night, however our room was already booked by someone else, when we requested to see a different room, we caught hotel staff sleeping in a room. They did not clean the room and tried to put us in that room... Of course we left after this incident.
The hotel is much better than what you think out og the information provided online (maybe it was recently remodeled). The decorations is excellent, very clean and new and it couldn't be better located: right in the middle of the night market and 2 minutes walk from the water muppet theatre!
A newly renovated hotel opened in early 2008 in the fascinating and hectic Old Quarter.It has some beautiful designer bedrooms with equally stylish ensuite bathrooms. I had a City View Room at the rear, which was spacious and very quiet. The staff all spoke English to some extent and were extremely friendly and helpful. Will definitely choose it again for my next vist to Hanoi.
Good price and comfortable room I paid with a credit card and was told at checkout there was a 3% charge for using credit card. I told the lady on the front desk that they need to tell their customers this and have a sign on their registration desk, in full view of the cutomers. She agreed with me. I hope they do this
Great location & clean
Even if we have booked a deluxe room (just to be in the safe side) there was a small window in .. nowhere. thus we paid an extra 30$/night for the superior which was very good but too expensive!!! There was no double glasses in the window and it was a little noisy.
The staff here were absolutely spectacular, they went out of there way to ensure our stay in Hanoi was an amazing one! Consistently they helped without asking, even so far as to escort us to the train station to make sure our tickets for an overnight train had arrived and everything was in order.